It's been crazy the last couple of days getting the kids moved, buying groceries, etc.. But Evan's apartment is slowly feeling less like a hotel room and more like a home for him. He's doing a really nice job of making it his own. He has his own list of things he wants and needs for his place that I haven't thought of. (which is amazing.. because I've thought a LOT about it.)
Today, for example, he decided he needed a desk. He didn't want to move his desk from home because it's an antique and belonged to my dad and also my mother's dad. And he's right. It's a GREAT study desk but it's just not meant for life in an apartment. Someday he'll end up with this desk, I'm sure, but it just wasn't meant to be right now. So, he came home with a big oblong box from one of those cool stores that we don't have in our little hometown. (cough. Target.)
He dumped out the box and... oh . my. gosh. The parts! It's in a thousand pieces.
And this picture really doesn't do justice to ALLLLLLLLL the pieces that are there. For instance his body is blocking a bunch of the pieces.
I have no doubt, whatsoever, that he'll have this desk assembled within an hour or so. He has always been one of those gifted minds who just sees things differently from the rest of us. He can look at a pile and pick different pieces almost instantly.
From the time he was a toddler we always got him Duplos to play with.. the big Legos that are chunky. They're made for little people. Then he quickly moved on to legos. I recall buying them despite the warnings that he could choke on the pieces. He was far to young for those sets according to the age levels they recommend on the box.
But then he was just never really challenged... you'd buy a $200 box of Star Wars Legos thinking it would keep him occupied for a week and the little guy would be downstairs within an hour saying... "Want to see? I'm done!". At first, I'd think.. for real? I'd go look but I wouldn't believe it until I'd see it. Sure enough...
He joined the "Legomaniac" club. He got magazines showing him how to do extra things with his Lego pieces. We had a huge HUGE tub of lego parts. And it would've made us mad.. except he played with them all the time. We used to tell him that if he'd go to M.I. T. he could play with Legos in school.
I can't tell you how many times those blasted pieces got stepped on causing a deep bruise on my foot. Too many times to count for sure! I think our bucket of Legos had to be comprised of hundreds if not thousands of dollars worth of pieces. But in the end.. we gave them away to another Legomaniac who shared the same love. It was sort of sad to give them up. I thought he'd play with them forever.
What I'm realizing now. Just this night. We should have been buying FURNITURE for him to assemble!!! The cost is about the same.. There are just as many parts.. but the complication factor is exponentially greater.
I am hoping that I'll go to bed tonight and in the morning a desk will be fully assembled. I'll be sure to let you all know!!!
So parents of young kids take note!!! If Legos are no longer a challenge make it worth your while! Buy unassembled furniture!
Life is good!!!
I'm a wife and mom! That about sums me up! I am blessed to be married to my best friend for 28 years now. I have 2 great kids that are grown! My hobbies include: Cooking, photography, gardening, reading, painting, and pottery, and feathering my nest!
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